Garns
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Garns

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Went out to buy a pair of trainers, came back with a pair of trainers and a Freya. Comprehensive impressions on the trainers forthcoming. Apr 23, 2017 at 12:30 AM

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    1. Garns
      Garns
      Went out to buy a pair of trainers, came back with a pair of trainers and a Freya. Comprehensive impressions on the trainers forthcoming.
      1. SKiring
        SKiring
        Can't wait to read your thoughts on the trainers. I vote that we give you a blog, Garns's ultimate trainers compendium, some Freya stuff included.
        Apr 23, 2017 at 6:47 AM
    2. Garns
      Garns
      If you have a spare moment - listen to this 10 sec clip and lemme know how bad the last 5 secs sound on your rig: https://goo.gl/qVB17Q
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        Sounds horrible on my HD800, HD600 and on my speakers, but the effect is most pronounced on the speakers. There might be a sharp dip around 12kHz with headphones on the head.
        Mar 30, 2017
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        Thanks, missed your reply!
        Apr 23, 2017 at 12:31 AM
      4. bixby
        bixby
        I don't think I can help much, the whole clip sounded really kind of thick or compressed on my speaker setup but when the guitar ? comes in, it sounds purposefully distorted?
        Apr 23, 2017 at 3:47 PM
    3. Garns
      Garns
      Yesss, Gas box set now available as FLAC download!
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      2. Dino
        Dino
        Where did you get this? (I had a look around the web, but no luck.)
        Mar 17, 2017
      3. Garns
        Garns
        Mar 17, 2017
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      4. Garns
        Garns
        The previous mastering was super weird, the tracks weren't sausaged but lots of them sounded like they had been fed through a broadcast compressor (no joke). This time around the dynamics are back!
        Mar 17, 2017
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    4. Garns
      Garns
      Somehow I haven't listened to Autechre at all since getting Yggy. Just put LP5 on. Holy smokes.
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      2. Changeling
        Changeling
        Tried a couple of songs.....what in the hell? "Fleure" almost made me have a stroke.
        Mar 9, 2017
      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        @Changeling - the Basscad,EP or the Flutter EP might be an easier start. "Exai", on the other hand, may be a bit too much :)

        I love me some Autechre. Forgetting that they exist is always good, as the make-up listening is fantastic.
        Mar 9, 2017
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    5. Garns
      Garns
      My gear is fed by a Furman power conditioner. If I unplug my Macbook power supply in the next room, the treble gets smoother. FML.
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        I made a "power strip of doom" with two Macbook power supplies, two phone chargers and a dodgy SMPS I got from China. By moving it around the house I now know which outlets are on the same circuit as my speakers...
        Mar 3, 2017
      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        That's slightly brilliant, if crazy. Well played.
        Mar 4, 2017
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      5. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        SCIENCE!!!!
        Mar 4, 2017
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    6. Garns
      Garns
      Finally seen the light: the reason Steely Dan "Gaucho" sounds like shit on my rig is that the CD master I have is completely fucked.
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      3. Dino
        Feb 5, 2017
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      4. Garns
        Garns
        Thanks, think I will look out for an original 80s master on ebay...
        Feb 5, 2017
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      5. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Having ripped all my CDs lately, I had to replace a couple of genuinely un-rippable ones, and learned the hard way about looking out in case you accidentally buy sneaky modern "remastered" copies.

        I ended up hitting ebay to get specific editions issued in the 80s/90s before the brickwall compression and v-shaped EQ craze. You are not alone, Garns. It sucks the life out of the music.
        Feb 10, 2017
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    7. Garns
      Garns
      HD800 arrived, and stock they are... smooth and listenable. This is bullshit. Where's my lean sound and 6khz icepick? I demand satisfaction.
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      3. Serious
        Serious
        Do you hear a dip at 3kHz, regardless of what the flat plate coupler measurements say?
        Jan 17, 2017
      4. Garns
        Garns
        Yeah, I hear a hole in the lower mids rather than a peak in the upper mids. If I boost around 2.5-3khz it sounds tonally better than cutting 5-6khz (though the digital EQ makes all the other technicalities go to crap).
        Jan 17, 2017
      5. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Garns I took out my SDR after purchasing the Lynx AES16 card. Have been running it un-modded since. I've ordered a new pair to try again - but so far I'm happy without any mod.
        Mar 9, 2017
    8. Garns
      Garns
      Finally got the 650s dialed in how I like them. So, of course, I just picked up the 800s to torture myself with. Endless dinking awaits.
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      3. Garns
        Jan 14, 2017
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Cool. Might as well! Bought it. Thanks!
        Jan 14, 2017
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      5. Changeling
        Changeling
        @DigMe @Garns I've got a planned visit to one of my tube dealers in a week or so. I've got 8 Ultron PCC88's to pick up and I know he has 6CG7 available for about $15. I can pick up a few if there's an interest?
        Mar 9, 2017
    9. Garns
      Garns
      Saw Tortoise last night. My favourite band member is definitely the one who plays guitar/bass/keys/drums/vibes/weird glowing box with lights
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        Awesome. I saw them back in '98 and it was a fantastic show but haven't seen them since.
        Dec 7, 2016
    10. Garns
      Garns
      Just got in a pair of WE396a tubes to replace the ones I sold off with Mjo2. Checked the date codes and holy crap, these ones are from 1949!
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    11. Garns
      Garns
      So, I inadvertently reconfirmed last night that Yggy output stage is not at its best when driving a load in parallel with a 110 ohm resistor
    12. Garns
      Garns
      Of the records I've listened to through Yggy, the ones that amaze me most with how well they scale are Kraftwerk.
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      2. Gravity
        Gravity
        Indeed they do, like most remasters. You're making me listen to some good old Kraftwerk now ;-)
        Nov 15, 2016
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Well, for what it's worth, I have seen Kraftwerk break lossy codecs badly in controlled listening tests, too, possibly for similar reasons. Still, a great excuse to go on a Kraftwerk binge- enjoy!
        Nov 15, 2016
      4. Dino
        Dino
        I still have vivid memories of sitting in the sweet spot and listening to Kraftwerk LPs, and realizing that they were masterfully playing with not only the soundstage, but also with the shapes of images in the soundstage. Stunning. (Just realized I have never listened to them on headphones.)
        Dec 7, 2016
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    13. Wilson
      Wilson
      I didn't want to clog the thread, so thanks for the great answer to my question on the Audio 101 thread :)
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      2. Garns
        Garns
        Thanks! (I think this thread is a great idea.)
        Nov 12, 2016
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    14. Garns
      Garns
      MORICONS.DLL
    15. Garns
      Garns
      Whew, turns out I didn't blow up my Jotunheim after all. USER ERROR, TICKET CLOSED.
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        There's one of these for sale in Aus at the moment. Shame it's not a bit smaller though.
        Nov 7, 2016
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      4. Garns
        Garns
        Hmm, actually, seems like this only has an input XLR selector, and not an output XLR selector. Both outputs are always connected. So maybe the goldpoint is the unique thing with the right functionality!
        Nov 7, 2016
      5. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        ha, it's the reverse of what you need then!
        Nov 7, 2016
    16. Garns
      Garns
      Yeee-hah, it appears I just blew up my Jotunheim!
      1. Garns
        Garns
        Plugged my headphones into a 4-pin XLR extension cable which I don't think was wired as a headphone cable. I think it caused certain parts of the circuit to become extremely good friends with certain other parts of the circuit that they shouldn't have been friends with.
        Oct 31, 2016
    17. Garns
      Garns
      Hey, where'd this "dislike" button come from? Thanks, Marv! It's emotional *sniff*
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      2. Marvey
        Marvey
        Nathan, grow the AUS community! Then appoint a person to manage loaners. Would love to send funds to you guys.
        Oct 28, 2016
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        Oct 28, 2016
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    18. Garns
      Garns
      As I sit here contemplating a round of AES/EBU breakout-cable-rolling I stare at my hands and wonder WHAT HAVE I BECOME
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      2. 3X0
        3X0
        I have more confidence in pro cables as they are less likely to be subject to impedance fuckery and the like.

        Sescom (or pretty much any breakout cable sold by a reputable pro audio manufacturer) come to mind.
        Oct 25, 2016
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        Haha, thanks - I am in fact getting a local pro audio guy to make me up a nice breakout cable with minimal impedance fuckery, after the one I got off ebay turned out to be pretty dodgy...
        Oct 25, 2016
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    19. Garns
      Garns
      Yggy is icumen in / Lhude sing cuccu (moreover the timbre on the cuckoo is just spot on)
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      2. Garns
        Garns
        I reserve the right to be any or all of the above. I can probably pull off a pretty decent prance.
        Oct 11, 2016
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        "Il miglior fabbro"
        Oct 11, 2016
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    20. Garns
      Garns
      INCOMING YGGY
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jan 30, 1982 (Age: 35)
    Location:
    Sydney, AUS
    Gear List:
    Home:
    Yggdrasil
    Jotunheim
    Valhalla 2
    HD650 (SBAF mods)
    Klein & Hummel O300D

    Portable:
    Geek Out V2+ Infinity
    Oppo PM3
    Senn HD25ii